The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We work to change lives by creating opportunities for people to learn and develop. Working with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society, each year we reach over 82 million people directly and more than 698 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.
About the role
You’ll be part of a British Council team training up primary school teachers as master trainers across Bangladesh, to help improve both their teaching and English language skills. This will involve planning and English competency and classroom methodology courses, assessing teacher performance in the classroom and giving feedback to help them improve. Using your skills, you’ll help to create a group of 1,800 master trainers. They will then go on to advise and support teachers across Bangladesh.
What you need
If you have experience of teacher training and teaching English, we’ll give you the chance to help young people build better futures by improving the quality of primary school teaching across an entire country. With a Cambridge CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL qualification, and experience of living and working in challenging environments, you’ll understand the various pressures on teachers in different countries and how to adapt best practice for them.
Over the course of your 13-month contract, you’ll work with one other British Council teacher trainer at a Primary Teachers’ Training Institute in Bangladesh. This begins with a thorough, three-week induction programme including basic Bengali language training. Then you’ll work a five-day week, with five contact hours a day, in three 14-week blocks.
As well as the opportunity to improve the future of young children in one of the world’s most densely populated countries, you can look forward to a range of benefits, including:
A competitive, tax-free salary
Economy airfares to and from Dhaka at the start and end of your contract
Three flights during your contract up to the value of £1,000 each
30 days’ paid annual leave, plus Bangladeshi public holidays
A settling-in allowance on arrival in Bangladesh
Our work makes a lasting difference by building more inclusive societies and supporting people’s prospects.
To find out more and apply, please visit our website. If you have any questions, please email Qasim.Qasmi@britishcouncil.org.pk